|philosophy See also performative Compare perlocution Also called: illocutionary act an act performed by a speaker by virtue of uttering certain words, as for example the acts of promising or of threatening|
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|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
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